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a missing baby's ordeal is finally over. why the recovery is making grown men cry. is the queen of talk about to quit? there's a rumor that oprah may ditch daytime. how much information is too much for your kids as we head into the holiday season your views on being honest about your bottom line. hln "news and views" on a thursday. a 7-month-old baby girl missing five days is safe in protective custody. she was found in a cedar box, a 2x3 foot cedar box under a bed in her baby sitter's home in
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florida. authorities planning to charge that baby sitting, her husband and the baby's own mother in the disappearance. the washington count sheriff talked about finding little shannon alive. >> the search began at 8:00 p.m. which included a canine search and rescue team. at approximately 9:55 p.m., shannon dedrick was found in a 2x3 foot cedar chest underneath a bed. under the bed was the box shoved in the back and a lot of material in the front of it to deceive anyone that was looking. this box had a lid on it and also had a lock on it. she was in the box -- excuse me. she was in the box for almost 12
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hours. >> the only thing in that box was a blanket and a box of baky soda because she soiled her diaper. the baby sitter was questioned in a missing persons case in 2000. police have recovered 11 bodies from anthony sowell's home in the living room, the crawl spaces, the backyard. graves everywhere. they plan to start tearing apart the interior walls as they search for more evidence and more victims. a chain link fence near the home is now a makeshift memorial with stuffed animals and flyers with pictures of 13 men and women who vanished without a trace. sowell was ordered held without bond on five counts of aggravated murder. one of the bodies has been i.d.'d as taunia kacarmichael.
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she was buried in the backyard and had marks that showed she had been strangled. investigators say carmichael fit the profile of the victims sowell allegedly targeted. women with criminal records and with alcohol and drug problems and who lived or hung out near his home. last night on nancy grace, carmichael's daughter shared some of her memories. >> i'm looking at these pictures of your mom. she has the most beautiful smile. tell me something about her. what were her joys in life? what was she like? >> well, as you can see from the photographs she had a gorgeous smile. thank you for the compliment on that. she loved her family. she loved holidays and vacation. she loved to cook and prepare meals, thanksgiving and christmas. she loved seafood. she loved trips to vegas. she just loved her family.
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>> watch for breaking news as police search for more victims. nancy grace talks again to tonia carmichael's daughter and speaks to the victim's daughter. don't miss nancy grace tonight at 8:00 and 10:00 eastern on hln. it's crunch time for health care reform. the house will begin debating that proposal saturday. a vote is expected that day. it's getting a boost today. aarp is endorsing the plan which includes a government run insurance program. the president obama will be on capitol hill tomorrow to lobby in person. there will be two more democrats in the house when health care comes up for the vote. the winners of the tuesday special elections in new york and california. right now in washington people opposed to health care reform in general are gathering outside of the capitol. republican leaders will address the valley. they are right now as we speak. a live picture from the hill. this is the t.e.a. party anti-tax group. minnesota congressman michelle bachmann is spearheading the rally which she dubbed a house call by the activists. last week she publicly invited
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t.e.a. party members to swarm the capitol to tell lawmakers they oppose this heal care reform. could oprah winfrey be calling it quits? a new report claims she'll say good-bye to her daytime talk show in two years but she won't stay completely away. she'll move the show to the oprah winfrey network on cable which will replace discovery health channel. it would be a shock to industry insiders. many expected her to continue her current show because of the huge cash licensing fees local stations pay her. veterans day is less than a week off but we salute the troops every day here on hln. today robin meade has a salute from james johnson who says there is a great wife and mother and soldier. >> today we salute ebony johnson. her husband says she's an angel and he loves her with all his heart. >> caller: this is james johnson
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saluting my wonderful wife. i just want to tell you that i love you with all my heart and i thank you for being brave enough to join the military to serve your country. i appreciate your sacrifice. i just want you to know that you will always be my angel. you will always have my heart. i want you to know that i always stand by you through the hard times and even the good times and i'll still be here always and forever. >> i love you, mommy. thank you. >> that's so sweet. her husband also says that ebony is truly one of those people who has a positive effect on everyone she neemeets. >> great story. we have dramatic video of a confrontation of a jail in florida. inmate jumps a deputy sheriff but what's amazing is who came to the rescue.
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welcome back. first-time jobless claims fell more than analyst expected last week. the labor department said they dropped to 512,000. down 20,000 from the week previous. the lowest level since january. monthly jobless numbers everybody is waiting for that for october come out tomorrow. a lot of people having to cut back on spending in general because of the economy. so how are you handling this? how about your family? are you telling your kids about your financial situation? richelle carey joins us now. what prompted this? >> people on facebook, chuck. we have discussions on facebook and people said i'm having a tough time. let's talk about the tough time we're having financially and what do you tell the kids? kids can figure things out. that's what we're talking about. we don't have to really tell people how tough it is but just to give you an idea to set the table, half of american kids who live in households receiving
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food stamps before the age of 20. it really is about the kids. also, 7,000 people are losing their unemployment benefits every day. they're trying to get help. agencies can't keep up. if you're out of a job and never have been before, this is new territory for you. you don't necessarily know how to navigate this. you learn as you go along. this is new normal for people. what do you tell the kids? let's get to people calling. harriet calling from ohio. what's your experience. what are you going through? >> caller: how are you? >> great. >> caller: i agree with the fact that you should be honest with your children. they know what's going on. my husband and i have two children and one is 19 and one is 16. but as they were growing up and at the age where they could understand, we told them -- santa, yes, he brings your toys but mommy and daddy have to pay santa. explain things to your kids. they hear you talking. they understand. they see what's going on with
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the economy. >> let me ask you this. were you ever afraid of being too honest to where you would make them nervous to think maybe mommy and daddy can't take care of us? were you ever afraid of telling them too much? >> caller: no, i wasn't. we were giving them enough to help them deal with things. that way they wouldn't be let down. they wouldn't be discouraged. they know that it doesn't come free. >> that's a lesson we can all be reminded of. thank you for your phone call. julia calling us from california. julia, unemployment is hitting a lot of people. you want to do the best you can for your kids. how do you handle these situations? >> caller: absolutely. thank you for having me. i myself am on unemployment. to make up for that my husband is actually working one full-time job and two part-time jobs. the kids can tell daddy isn't home that much. >> absolutely.
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and we are honest with our kids on what's going on. you know, as long as they have a roof over their head and food on the table, they understand. they also understand that christmas might not be what it used to be. however, we have our ups and downs and when things are really good, we tend to go out and spend money and buy them things when they don't expect it. and so, you know, christmas is light this year and they understand why. >> they can obviously tell how much you love them and how hard you work for them that's for sure. thank you for your phone call. lots of comments. lots of interesting comments. a bit of wisdom on my facebook page from fantastic parents weighing in.
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ashley is calling us from kentucky. it's tough to make it from day-to-day. so many things on parents' plates right now with the economy being the way it is how are you making it? >> caller: i'm a single mother with a full-time dental student working part-time in a dental office with two boys so my plate is pretty full but i think honesty is always the best policy and as far as holiday go, i always tried to teach to my children that the true meaning of the season is jesus christ and as long as we have our family around us and we celebrate him, the materialistic things should be the least of our worries. kids don't always understand that but they have a pretty good
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grasp on that. they always get gifts and they always pretty much get what they want. i start early. i do layaway. >> the point you try to make them is not focus on things. >> caller: and they had a really good grasp on that. >> thank you so much. we want to hear your views on this. it's a tough economy. how do you explain to kids you may not have as much money as you used to. what do you explain to them? let's talk about this. call us at 877-tell-hln. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. if you want to jump in on facebook go to richelle carey hln and you can text the word views plus your comment and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. chuck, i read one comment from one mom that said i don't take the kids shopping with me anymore and they don't ask me for things i can't afford. >> good calls. thanks. being one of five iron chefs on the food network can be stressful and time consuming. it's no wonder that iron chef
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can serve up some delicious travel tips in this week's "road wo war yrio warriors." >> i'm on the road 200 plus days a year. being an iron chef is intense. it's not easy being on the road especially when you just had a baby. we definitely are calling constantly. sending lots of pictures through iphone. i do bedtime. no matter what city i'm in i'm calling home and helping tuck my kids in bed. my strategy for jet lag is to hit the gym. it refreshes me. nothing will make you crankier than being delayed on a flight and not having something good to eat. being a chef and being a foodie i always have almonds, pretzels, some pieces of fruit, banana, orange, grapes.
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i pick restaurants usually by what new and exciting chef buddies hook me up. i go visit them. remember, keep cooking. >> been nearly ten months since chris brown attacked his then girlfriend pop star rihanna. we heard his side of the story now hear hers. what rihanna says about the night.
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hurricane ida is making people miserable in nicaragua. ida will move slowly toward the northwest brushing past cancun
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on monday. some florida inmates are getting props for helping save a prison guard attacked by another inmate. a surveillance camera shows an inmate at a jail near tampa attacking a 64-year-old guard and putting him in a choke hold. other inmates then jump in to help the deputy. you can see them punching the attacker. holding him down. one of the men even used the guard's radio to call for backup. >> it's hard to point your finger at what provoked this. it was fast and violent. he locked into what's referred to as a rear naked choke used in ground fighting and in martial arts cuts off the blood supply. inmates likely saved the deputy's wife. >> the jail commander said the guard wasn't seriously hurt. his alleged attacker was locked up on drug charges. remember ian pearl? we told but him a few weeks ago. he has muscular dystrophy and lives in south florida. his insurance company was going
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stop saving his in-home medical care until he shared his story with us. today two new york state democratic senators announced a bill titled ian's law requiring insurance companies to get permission from a state insurance department before canceling an entire class of insurance policies. ian's family says that's what his insurance company tried to do to get out of paying his tab. if a credit card company is reducing your credit limit or closed your account abruptly, clark howard says now may be the time to give yourself credit. here's clark. >> not a day goes by that i don't hear from someone who had their credit limit cut or closed without notice. here's the crazy thing. a huge percent of the people having lines cut or accounts closed are people who never missed a payment, have great credit scores, but as a result
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of the limits being reduced or the accounts being closed, the credit score goes down. now, here's what you need to do. if you are someone who has been a good payer, you have been good about how you handled credit, but you get by with just a credit card or two, this is a time that i want you to go apply for another credit card or two from someone else other than who you have credit with. why? it's almost like a free insurance policy. if limit are reduced and accounts closed, you'll protect your precious credit score. do it now. i'm clark howard. for more ways to protect yourself, go for cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> get great consumer advice weekends. clark joins you saturdays and sundays at noon and 4:00 eastern. he'll help you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. japan has long been the home of baseball fans but last night's world series games six
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revved up nonfans too. find out what got the japanese excited about this year's fall classic.
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the 7-month-old baby girl missing in the florida panhandle five days is now safe and in protective custody. shannon dedrick was found in a cedar box under a bed in her baby sitter's home. authorities are planning to charge the baby sitter, her husband and the baby's mother in the disappearance. the sheriff talked about finding little shannon alive. >> during the investigation susan who is shannon's aunt, susan baker who is shannon's aunt and half stepsister of the mother became a person of interest. susan and james baker were
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reinterviewed yesterday and provided law enforcement with a consent to search their home. the search began at 8:00 p.m. which included a canine search and rescue team. at approximately 9:55 p.m. shannon dedrick was found in a 2x3 foot cedar chest underneath a bed. under the bed the box shoved in the back and a lot of material in front of it to deceive anyone who was looking. this box had a lid on it and also had a latch on it. she was in the box -- she was in the box for almost 12 hours. in a closed box.
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shannon was immediately taken to northwest community hospital here where she was examined by a local doctor. shannon is currently located at the hospital and we understand that she's in good condition. the investigation was revealed that shannon's mother and susan elizabeth baker met friday, october 30th. susan baker asked christina if she would permanently take custody of shannon. christina agreed to meet with susan on october 31st at 1:30 a.m. on brown street. susan baker took custody of shannon from her mother sometime in the hours of october 31st. christina is charged with interference of child custody, a
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third-degree felony, deserting a child, failing to report a missing child, false report of a crime first-degree misdemeanor, contributing to the delinquency of a child. susan baker was charged with neglect of a child with aggravated circumstances. second-degree felony. interference of a child custody, third-degree felony. false report regarding a missing child, first-degree misdemeanor. false report of a crime, first-degree misdemeanor. contributing to delinquency of a child, first-degree misdemeanor. we could not have accomplished this without the men and women and more that's not even present to stand behind me today. also i want to say -- >> quite an emotional moment for everybody involved in this case. the baby was found with just a blanket and a box of baking
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soda. the 3-year-old stepson went missing. the baby sitter's own 3-year-old stepson went missing in 1987. they were considered suspects in that case but never indicted. a happy ending to this story. body count increases in the house of horrors in cleveland where police recovered 11 bodies from the home of anthony sowell. in the living room, crawl spaces and backyard graves. they will tear apart walls to look for evidence and more bodies. a chain link fence near the home is a makeshift memorial with stuffed animals and flyers with pictures of 13 men and women who vanished without a trace. relatives of presumed victims are asking how the gruesome scene went so long unnoticed. sowell was ordered held without bond yesterday on five counts of aggravated murder. one of the bodies in the home has been identified. 52-year-old tonia carmichael missing almost exactly a year. police say she was buried in the
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backyard and had marks in her body that showed she had been strangled. investigators say carmichael fit the profile of the victims sowe sowell allegedly targeted who lived or hung out near his home. last night on hln's nancy grace, carmichael's daughter shared her memories. >> i'm looking at these pictures of your mom. she has the most beautiful smile. tell me something about her. what were her joys in life? what was she like? >> as you can see from the photographs she had a gorgeous smile. thank you for the compliment on that. she loved her family. she loved holidays and vacations. she loved to prepare and cook meals thanksgiving and christmas. she loved seafood. she loved trips to vegas. loved her family. >> don't miss the breaking news tonight as police search for
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more be victims. nancy grace talks to tonia carmichael's mom. don't miss nancy grace 8:00 and 10:00 eastern. he was police commissioner in new york when it was attacked on 9/11 and today bernard kerik pleaded guilty for lying to the white house and lying on his taxes. he was eventually nominated homeland security secretary in 2004. but it was during the vetting process that he lied to the white house. under his plea deal, kerik could get 2 1/2 years behind bars. looking for a new home? the timing couldn't be better. the house is expected to vote today on a bill extending the new home buyer's tax credit worth $8,000 by an extra seven months and that's not all. home buyers living in their current homes for five years will get a $6,500 credit. the senate passed the bill by a
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lopsided vote yesterday. first-time jobless claims fell more than analysts expected last week. the labor department said they dropped to 512,000 down 20,000 from the week before. that's the lowest level since january. monthly jobless figures for october come out bright and early tomorrow morning. >> it's a huge story. a lot of people -- a lot of families cutting back on holiday spending because of the economy. it's bleak. how are you handling this with your family? and specifically how are you telling your kids about your situation? richelle carey has been fielding a lot of calls on this today. >> do you know some people that say i was actually poor growing up but i didn't know because my mother didn't tell me. parents have their own ways of dealing with these situations when they're unemployed and never have been before. maybe not unemployed but underemployed. still working but not as much money as they used to. we're opening up the floor to hear you talk about how are you
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handling this if you're having really tough financial times? this is a topic someone suggested on my facebook page. we went for it. to kind of set the table. half of american kids who live in a household receiving food stamps before the age of 20. children are directly affected by what's happening with the economy. also, 7,000 people a day are losing their unemployment benefits. they're trying to get help from agencies. the agencies can't keep up. if you're in the situation where money is tight for you in a way it's never been before, how are you explaining this to your kids. this is just one comment i got from my facebook page. parents who bend over backwards to still give their kids things even when they can't. this is what she said. children without cable and cell phones often face ridicule at school. instead of fighting this mentality, we endorse it by giving in and saying it's for our kids. if we truly want what is best for the children, we would teach them not to judge others in such
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material ways. she thinks this can be a teaching tool basically for your kids. we want to hear your views on this. how do you explain to your kids? we don't have what we used to. call at 877-tell-hln or e-mail us or jump in on our facebook page. this is when parents really have to step up and be wise. this is tough. i'm not a parent. i'm reading amazing comments. >> it's different when you go from here to here than when you were down here all the time. it's tough. you get used to it and you miss it. >> parents are creative. it's been nearly 10 months since chris brown attacked rihanna. we heard his side of the story over and over and now hear hers. what she says about the night that changed her life.
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scam artist never go away but they thrive wherever poverty runs deep. it's true in the u.s. and in tunnels that run underneath middle eastern deserts. this racket is drawing a lot of clicks at cnn.com. you are here to explain how this works. tell us. >> we've been familiar with these tunnels that run into gaza and away from the israeli blocka blockade. there's money to be made in construction of the tunnels and what's traded underneath them. people are desperate for money. con men find tunnel investors among poor there. they promise a return of two to three times what they give them to build the tunnels and then disappear with that money. estimates on just how much money has been lost vary from 500,000
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to 100 million. hamas is going after some of these criminals. at least two arrests have been made but investors really truly are not the only ones conned here. those working and building these tunnels are often not paid. one man said that he's owed about $1,000 for three months of hard labor. it's dangerous work. one boy that cnn spoke with could not have been anymore than 14 years old. he said he was almost killed when one of these tunnels collapsed and people as young as 12 work on these tunnels. interesting article on how these criminals well do prey on those who are in need the most. >> they're so desperate. >> they go from egypt into gaza. >> if there's ever a year when marijuana use approached the political mainstream, this is it. not everyone is getting the benefit of the doubt. >> we have an interesting opinion article. if you are interested in the topic, you should take a look at
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it. it's written by the california director of drug policy alliance. that's a group that seeks some type of alternative to the war on drugs. he says that while marijuana use is becoming more socially acceptable, there's a higher number of people of color being arrested than white people. even in this article he cites studies that show 86% of the people arrested for marijuana in new york city were actually black or latino. he says similar situation in california and he says that the same report found that young whites use drugs at a higher rate than nonwhites and it has incited a lot of opinions on our opinion page and we invite everyone out there to tell us what they think about it at cnn.com/opinion. >> interesting. all right. getting more hits after this.
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thanks. appreciate it. japan has long been the home of baseball fans. last night's world series game six revved up nonfans. what got the japanese so excited about this year's world series.
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the health care reform bill has been given the sign of approval from the ama. the president says he appreciates the endorsement. >> i am extraordinarily pleased and grateful to learn that the arp and the american medical association are both supporting the health insurance reform bill that will soon come up to a vote in the house of representatives. when it comes to the aarp this is no small endorsement. for more than 50 years they have been a leader in the fight to reduce the costs of health care and expand coverage for our senior citizens. they are a nonpartisan organization and their board made their decision to endorse
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only after a careful, intensive objective strcrutiny of this bi. >> they hope to pass legislation on saturday. they need 218 votes. florida inmates getting props for saving a prison guard attacked by another inmate. they went to his rescue. a surveillance camera caught it all. an inmate attacks a 64-year-old guard. other inmates jump in and help the deputy. you can see them punching the attacker and holding him down. one of the men used the guard's radio to call for backup. the jail commander said the guard wasn't seriously hurt. his alleged attacker was locked up on drug charges. the first edition of what h matters. richelle carey sit down with black leaders to see if life has changed for black men since the election and if so, how.
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dr. poussaint thinks the president being elected has given a positive message. >> it's given black youth a psychological lift. by becoming president of the united states he's gotten rid of the stereotype that black people can't run the country and that black people can't rise to the highest positions in the land. >> he still believes the country has a long way to go when it comes to educating our kids and the rest of richelle's interview with him comes up at 4:00 eastern time today. pop star rihanna speaking out for the first time since being battered by her former boyfriend singer chris brown last february. during an abc interview she said she's embarrassed for falling in love with someone so dangerous. >> i fell in love that person.
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that's embarrassing. that's embarrassing that that's the type of person that i fell in love with. >> brown pleaded guilty to plea assaulting his former girlfriend. he was sentenced to five years of supervised probation and six months of community labor. clark howard straps on a uniform once in a while. he serves in the georgia national guard. this weekend, you'll see him serving the troops. clark and robin meade teamed up to help soldiers save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. >> i have about five more working years that i'm going to invest. i don't get my reserve retirement until i'm 59 1/2. but we'll still have extra money to invest during that time. what would be the best thing to look into for end-of-career-type investments? >> let me ask you a tough question -- if you quit working at 59 1/2, the odds are, you'll
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live maybe another 30 years or so. are you confident that you're going to have enough money five years have now that you will be able to carry yourself the rest of your life? >> pending the market crash or unless there's a market crash, i expect to have enough by the time i hit 60. >> so you feel comfortable that you are going to be bag work at 60, boom, you're done? >> well, i might not want to quit work. i still like to work. >> but do you understand why i'm asking this question, because i want to make sure that you are in a position -- although i was talking with a young soldier about doing a roth account, for you, doing a roth is even better because you're allowed to do what's known as catch-up. you can do an extra $1,000 a year at $6,000 into a roth account. i would do that for these next
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five years. >> don't miss operation clark smart this weekend at 6:00 a.m., noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern. it's not that unusual for a man to go bald, but a bear? what's making them lose their hair?
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a missing baby's ordeal is finally over. there she is. why the recovery of this 7-month-old girl is making grown men cry. and when it comes to money and the economy, how much information is too much for your kids? as we head into the holiday season and just in general, your views on being honest about your bottom line. also pop star rihanna is speaking publicly about the domestic abuse she suffered. why she's reminding young girls that love is so blind, quote. thanks for being with us. i'm christi paul. you're with hln "news and views." always good to see you. let's talk about this just incredible story, a 7-month-old baby girl missing for five days.
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that is her in the arms of the sheriff there. she's in protective custody now. shannon dedrick was found in a box under her babysitter's bed. authorities are planning to charge the babysitter and the baby's mother in the disappearance of the little girl. the washington county sheriff talked about finding little shannon alive. >> the search of the baker's residence began at 8:00 p.m. which included a k-9 search and rescue team. at approximately 9:55 p.m., shannon dedrick was found in a 2-by-3-foot cedar chest underneath a bed. understand, under the bed -- the box shoved in the back and a lot of material in front of it to deceive anyone who was looking. this box had a lid on it.
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she was in the box -- excuse me. she was in the box for almost 12 hours. >> really hard for him to get that out. so far authorities are not talking about the mother's role in the disappearance but they say the babysitter was questioned in the case of a child who disappeared back in 1987 as well. we'll keep you updated on that story as more information comes out. in the meantime, the body count is increasing in the house of horrors in ohio. police have recovered 11 bodies now from anthony sowell's home in the living room, crawl space, backyard graves. they say they plan to start tearing apart interior walls searching for more evidence and possibly more bodies. a chin-link fence near the home has become a makeshift memorial
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to the victims. relatives of presumed victims are asking how the gruesome scene went unnoticed for so long. as police search for more victim, by the way, nancy grace is talking again to tonia carmichael's daughter. and tonight, she speaks with the victim's mother as well. watch nancy grace tonight at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. the american medical association has just endorsed the house democrats' health care reform bill. the ama says, quote, it's not a perfect representation of our views but it's close enough. aarp has also endorsed it. president obama says the backing of the two groups is a good indicator the bill is a step in the right direction. >> i am extraordinarily pleased and grateful to learn that the aarp and the american medical association are both supporting the health insurance reform bill that will soon come up to a vote
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in the house of representatives. when it comes to the aarp, this is no small endorsement. for more than 50 years, they have been a leader in the fight to reduce the costs of health care and expand coverage for our senior citizens. they are a nonpartisan organization and their board made their decision to endorse only after a careful, intensive, objective scrutiny of this bill. >> house democrats hope to debate and vote on the legislation on saturday. right now in washington, people who oppose the health care measure are gathering outside the capitol. republican leaders will address the rally organized by the t.e.a. anti-tax groups. a minnesota congressman michelle bachmann is spearheading the rally. she publicly invited t.e.a. party members to sparm the -- swarm on the capitol. reports say oprah winfrey
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will say good-bye to her daytime talk show in two years. she'll reportedly move the show to the oprah winfrey network on cable which will replace the discovery health channel. if true, this would be a shock to industry insiders. a lot of people expected her to continue her current show because of the huge cash license fees local stations pay her. oh, yeah, there's some happy folks. the new york yankees are once again on top of the baseball world. the bronx bombers beat the philadelphia phillies 7-3 last night to win their 27th world series title. matsui was the series mvp, by the way, known to the yankee faithful as godzilla, he became the first japanese baseball player to win the mvp award. for the series, his batting average was a whopping .615. nearly everyone has some type of canned food in their
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pantriment but it can be hazardous to your health all because of a chemical known as bpa. a new consumer report study found high levels of bpa in almost all canned foods. there are ways to limit your exposure. try eating more fresh or frozen foods and use only glass, porcelain or stainless steel containers. some products touting to be bpa-free still has some traces of the chemical. ian was about to lose his medical insurance which pays for care that he needs to stay alive. now he's crusading for others. his new mission.
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have you heard of that giant, massive plastic the size of texas floating in the middle of the pacific called the great eastern pacific garbage patch? in august a group of scientist looked into the impact the trash is having on the environment. >> as soon as we got to the area, we started sampling with our troll nets which are only about a meter wide. and unfortunately between the two research vessels we had in the ocean, we found plastic in every single sample over 3,500 miles of sampling. the pervasiveness of this small material, plastic does not biodegrade, most of it does not. but it photodegrade. that means that uv influence on the plastic when it comes -- the larger pieces which can be -- many things are just household
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items which somehow find their way into the ocean into this middle where currents are basically swirling in the middle of the pacific, all of this debris gets broken down by the sun and it gets into smaller and smaller pieces. when you look out over the water, it looks beautiful. but when you look down, you see all of these particles. it's almost as if an airplane had come and spread plastic debris across the entire surface. and it's not that thick, but it's pervasive everywhere we went. this was some of the material that is about a millimeter or two millimeters in size. this was found in owl of our sample nets with marine life and sometimes without. but this is the problem that unfortunately has snuck under our radar in the last 40 or 50 years when plastic has really expanded in terms of its use on the plastic. you might think that when it comes off of a beach, it goes into never, neverland.
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but it is actually floating out there somewhere. >> for more information about that garbage patch and scientists with the project, logon to cnn.com/ecosolutions. hurricane ida's been downgraded to a tropical storm. still making a lot of people pretty miserable in nicaragua. folks preparing for up to 30 inches of rain. ida is expected to move slowly toward the northwest brushing past cancun on monday. ida comes late in the hurricane season because it ends november 30th. remember ian pearl? he has muscular dystrophy and his insurance company was about to deny coverage, his expensive medical care until he shared his story with us. today two new york state democratic senators announced a bill called ian's law, requiring insurance companies to get permission from a state insurance department before canceling an entire class of insurance policies. ian's family says that's what
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his insurance company tried to do in order to get out of paying his $1 million a year medical tab. first time jobless claims found more than analysts expected last week. the labor department says they dropped to 512,000, down 20,000 from the week before and it's the lowest level since january. jobless numbers for october come out tomorrow. i absolutely agree. >> as we await the jobless numbers, a lot of people, i know, having to cut back on spending because of the economy and the situation that you might be in. we're wondering how you're handling this and specifically how you're talking to your kids about your financial situation, especially as we head into the holidays. richelle carey is here. i've gotten some discussion on my facebook page, i know you have as well. do tell, what are they saying? >> people just don't have it. they're saying, i don't have it and i'm trying to figure out how to tell my kids, i don't have it. and parents can be creative and wise and they've been sharing
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ideas on my facebook page. let's get to a phone call first because people are out of jobs now or they may be working, they don't have as many hours so they don't have the money to spend like they did before, more kids than ever are on food stamps. let's get to joanne calling from virginia. joanne thinks even with conditions like this, some kids are still spoiled. what do you think, joanne? >> caller: yes, i think so. i think we missed the big message today. a lot of parents and adults try so hard, i believe, to keep up with the joneses, so to speak. when you start off being happy with the simple things in life, it's easier. american consumers today buy way too many things for our children that they don't really need. the worst thing you can do to a
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child is give them everything they want. since when do they know, or even adults, when do we know what we really want? it comes down to the basics. be honest but keep it simple. explain your priorities in your family, what's important -- you can even make it a learning experience. make a list of needs and wants. the roof over your head, food -- >> and maybe now some people are going to be doing that in a way they never have before because they don't have a choice right now. tammy is calling from montana. tammy is one of these people that is having to reach out in a way that you probably thought you would never have to before and it's not going well for you. what have you been going through? >> caller: i'm trying to explain to my 3-year-old she's only 3 because we got denied for toys for tots only because my husband
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is not a citizen. it's hard because we're doing the best we can to try to explain that she may not get toys this year. >> have you already had this talk with her? >> caller: well, i guess the law is different here in montana. it's hard. >> i know it is hard. maybe you have other family members that can step in and help you. one thing she clearly has is a mother that knows no bounds for how much she loves her. have you tried any other people or resources that have been able to help you? you're not the only person in this situation. >> caller: we went to the good samaritan and the salvation army and toys for tots, they turned us down only because my husband is not a citizen. and we're all citizens. they're turning down -- i think it's a little prejudice only because he does not have
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citizenship. >> tammy, you know what i know about moms, moms always find a way. i know that much. >> caller: that's true. >> i appreciate you calling because i think other people listening can really empathize with what you're going through. we have some facebook comments i wanted to share -- >> hopefully that's what's happening with some of you all. we want to hear your views. this is a tough time. how do you explain to your kids that you have less money than you've had before? we want to keep talking about this topic. maybe you can share some ideas with each other. call us. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. or jump in on my facebook page and leave a comment at richelle carey hln. also text us. standard text rates apply. tough call, christi. >> it is.
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i've heard from a lot of parents who have said great things about teaching their kids to prioritizing, about financing and about giving and being grateful. >> exactly. kids just love mom and dad. that's all they care about. >> they just want your time and your attention. richelle, thank you so much. >> you bet. it's been nearly ten months since singer chris brown attacked his then-girlfriend pop star rihanna. what rihanna is saying now about the night that changed her life and why "showbiz tonight's" a.j. hammer --
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for the first time, we are hearing from singer rihanna since she was beaten by her former boyfriend, chris brown. "showbiz tonight's" a.j. hammer is in new york. a.j., what do you think of this? >> i think it's pretty remarkable. we obviously didn't know what to expect from rihanna's first s sisdown from getting beaten up by chris brown. she is so real in her sitdown with diane sawyer, talking about why she was ashamed and afraid to speak up sooner, how it was a big wake-up call to the impact she has on young girls and talks
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about how people are surprised that such a strong woman could go through something like this. watch. >> i am strong. this happens to me. i didn't cause this. i didn't do it. this happened to me and it can happen to anybody. there are a lot of women who've experienced what i did but not in the public. so it made it really difficult. i just felt like, oh, my god, here goes my little bit of privacy, just expose something that nobody wants anybody to know. so here i am, the whole world knowing. >> you really have to feel for her so much. and she's obviously had a lot of self-discovery through the whole process, talking about what a mistake it was for her to go
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back to chris brown and how ashamed she is of the decision she made to go back to chris brown because of the message she sent. watch again what she told diane sawyer about that. >> when i realized that my selfish decision for love could result into some young girl getting killed, i could not be easy with that part. i couldn't be held responsible for telling them, go back. if chris never hit me again, who's to say that their boyfriend won't? who's to say that they won't kill these girls? >> just give her so much credit for speaking out so openly. >> no kidding. what about brown? he's talking now, too, right? >> he is.
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and my blood is boiling over the fact that it's airing just before rihanna's interview. i have a lot to deal with on "showbiz tonight." we'll see you at 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific for more of rihanna's raw and emotional tell-all. >> we'll be watching. thank you so much. the ameri
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association has just endorsed the house democrats' health care reform bill. the ama says, quote, it's not a perfect representation of our views but it's close enough. now aarp has also endorsed it. president obama says the backing of the two influential groups is a good indicator the bill is a step in the right direction. >> i am extraordinarily pleased and grateful to learn that the aarp and the american medical association are both supporting the health insurance reform bill that will soon come up to a vote in the house of representatives. when it comes to the aarp, this is no small endorsement. for more than 50 years, they have been a leader in the fight
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to reduce the costs of health care and expand coverage for our senior citizens. they are a nonpartisan organization and their board made their decision to endorse only after a careful, intensive, objective scrutiny of this bill. >> house democrats hope to debate and vote on the legislation on saturday. the house has just approved a bill that would extend the new homebuyer's tax credit by an extra seven months. homebuyers who have lived in their current homes for five years will get a $6,500 credit as well. this extends unemployment benefits. the senate passed the bill yesterday. the bill heads to president obama's desk who should sign it into law pretty quickly, we understand. this story is just remarkable. a missing baby girl, there she is, safe in the arms of the sheriff. and three people are under arrest in connection with her disappearance. that's 7-month-old shannon
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dedrick, reported missing in florida on sunday. she was found in a cedar chest with the lid on it under a bed at her babysitter's home overnight. >> she was healthy. when the investigator pulled her out, she was wide open, a little surprised, light shining in her eye, but just like nothing is going on. >> the sheriff was visibly moved early this morning when he revealed the child had been found. look at this. >> we are the proud papas of a little girl. this is shannon lee dedrick. we found her safe. we do not usually get to the happy endings that we happened to have here today. if you want to see a bunch of grown men cry, tonight when we rushed her to the hospital, we was all calling home to our
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wives to let them know we'd found this baby safe. >> we love to be able to bring these kinds of endings to this kinds of stories to you. investigators say shannon's mother actually gave her the the babysitter ten hours before she reported her missing. both women and the baby's father will face criminal charges. the body count is increasing in the house of horrors in cleveland, ohio. police have recovered 11 bodies from anthony sowell's home, in the living room, crawl space, in backyard graves. they say they plan to start tearing apart interior walls now as they search for more evidence or possibly more bodies. a chain will have link fence near the home has become a makeshift me memorial with stuffed animals and fliers of 13 men and women who vanished without a trace.
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could oprah winfrey be calling it quits? a new report claims that she will say good-bye to her daytime talk show in two years. but she won't stay away completely. the report says she'll move the show to the oprah winfrey network on cable, which will replace the discovery health channel. if true, this would be a real shock to industry insiders because a lot of people expected her to continue her current show since she gets huge cash license fees that local stations pay her. we all pretty much have some type of canned food in the kitchen pantry. did you know that it could be hazardous to your health because of the chemical bisphenol-a, called bpa. the chemical is used in protective linings and plastic packages. you can limit your exposure. try eating more fresh or frozen foods and you can use only glass, porcelain or stainless steel containers as well. the study also revealed some
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products touted as bpa-free did have traces of that substance. cancer patients want one thing above all else from their doctors, according to a new study. as reggie ri qui tells us, that one thing is honesty. >> reporter: a new report offers insight into what cancer patients want in their interaction with doctors. the study, conducted by researchers at the university of pittsburgh cancer institute, shows that 72% of the patients want their doctors to call them by their first name. 37% of female patients preferred to have their hands held during important visits while only 12% of men wanted the same treatment. 95% of patients want their doctor to be honest with them about their chances for survival and cure. that study was conducted between 2006 and 2008 involving 508 patients undergoing radiation treatments for breast, prostate or lung cancer.
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the study's author says the goal of the research was to determine what patients want from their doctors and whether doctors would be able to change their behaviors to suit individual patients. he says a strong physician/patient relationship is essential to help cancer patients feel comfortable with their treatment plan. for today's health minute, i'm reggie aqui.
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this racket is drawing some
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clicks at cnn.com today and dot-com live's reggie aqui is here to tell us about it. >> reporter: there are illegal tunnels that go between egypt and the gaza trip. these have existed for a really long time. people are taking advantage of people who desperately need work or people who just desperately need money. they say, invest in our business where we'll take these goods at high prices between place, back and forth. unemployment is around 80%. so residents are desperate to make money. so con men find these people to invest in their con businesses and promise a return of two to three times. they end up taking their cash and running with it. that leaves poor people even poorer than before. there have been $100 million estimated lost in these ventures. probably more than that. there's a lot of cash to be made.
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there are legit tunnel operators that charge merchants around $5,000 to use the tunnel. hamas is now going after some of these illegal folks. but they've only arrested two people so far. so that's not going very well. investors aren't the only ones being conned. workers are getting stiffed. one man says he's owed $1,000 for three months of hard labor. talking about people who already are in hard times and facing strife in their lives and getting taken advantage of even more. >> i know it's just ridiculous to think that it's actually -- that somebody could do that to somebody else, especially in these times. let's talk about something else that's really been on the political mainstream this year, marijuana use. people are talking about it so much, whether it should be legalized, whether it shouldn't. i'm understanding that there's a strange counter trend going on here? >> reporter: this is interesting. it has been in the news recently. we've seen ballot initiatives
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talking about legalizing marijuana in some cases. and there is an op-ed on our site today that makes an interesting point. it goes to the softening of some of these laws or at least the softening of the enforcement of these laws when it comes to marijuana. this is specifically from the director of a california group seeking an alternative to the war on drugs. 86% of the people being aregsed for pot-related crimes in new york were black or latino. and he says there are similar numbers coming from california. but the same report that says young whites using marijuana are doing so at higher rates but aren't being caught. the stigma and criminal record are really damages and he suggests ending pot prohibition and says, quote, massive number of arrests are at its core. minority grurngs he says, are
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being arrested much more than caucasian groups. you can join the comments by going to cnn.com today. >> reggie, always good to see you. thank you. do you remember ian pearl? we told you about him a few weeks ago. he has muscular dystrophy. and his insurance company was about to deny his life-saving and expensive medical care. two new york state democratic senators announced a bill called en's law, requiring insurance companies to get permission from a state insurance department before canceling an entire class of insurance policies. pearl's family says that's what his insurance company tried to do in order to get out of paying his $1 million a year medical tab. hurricane ida downgraded to a tropical storm, still making a lot of people miserable in nicaragua. folks preparing for up to 30 inches of rain. ida may move pretty slowly toward the northwest, brushing
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past cancun on monday. ida comes late in the hurricane season. it ends november 30th. what do matt dillon and jay leno have in common? they were born in the same town, new rochelle, new york. one of that city's residents takes us on tour. >> i'm debby and new oshl, new york, is my city. i'm going to show you some of the secret spots around here, which is about 30 minutes from new york city. glen island is place i've been walking it for about 20 years. i haven't lost a pound but i'll be back tomorrow anyway. it's 104 acres of sheer gorgeous nature. i'm a girl who likes to eat. one of my favorite restaurants is posto 22.
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sometimes restauranteurss nail it. you get more food for the money. this is leyland castle and the castle gallery is where we're going next. cindy and leyland build a building and used this for his summer residence. it's filled with exhibits that are open to the public. i've shown you my credits. now it's time for you to show me yours.
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a lot of people having to cut back on spending because of the economy. so we want to know how you're handling this, and specifically how you're talking to your kids about your financial situations.
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that can be a little dicey. richelle carey is with us now. it's interesting because on my facebook page, a lot of people are coming out saying, you have to be honest, first and foremost. >> because the kids can figure it out one way or another. and a lot of people are dealing with, new unemployment numbers tomorrow. we're near 10% right now. a lot of people are in the same boat. i've posted this question on my facebook page. we talked a few days ago about how nearly half of u.s. kids are going to be on food stamps. and some parents never tell their kids they were on food stamps. parents have different approaches for what constitutes honesty. >> you want to tell them what they can handle at the appropriate time. >> exactly. we're reaching out to you. we want to know how you're
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dealing with the fact that you may be out of a job or maybe you're working fewer hours and can't spend the money you used to be able to on your kids. it's the new normal for people. how are you dealing with this? we've got one comment i wanted to share with you on my facebook page -- >> kids will count how many presents they got. >> that's true. >> she's already thinking ahead. but some people are just thinking day to day right now. we want to hear your views on this. in the tough economy, how do you explain to your kids that you have less money? tell us how you discuss a tough topic like this. call us, e-mail us or comment on my facebook page, search richelle carey hln to dive into the discussion. we'll keep talking about this. some of you may have an idea that maybe another parent hasn't thought of and they'd appreciate hearing from you about this.
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>> really puts into perspective you can make your kids prioritize. what do you recall want, what do you recall need? >> exactly. if a credit card company has reduced your credit card limit or closed your account abruptly, now may be the time to give yourself some credit. >> seems not a day goes by that i don't hear from somebody who has had their credit limit cut on a credit card or their credit card closed without notice. and here's the crazy thing -- huge percent of the people having their lines cut or their accounts closed are people who have never missed a payment, have great credit scores, but as a result of the limits being reduced or the account being clos closed, your credit score goes down. if you are someone who's been a good payer, you've been good about how you've handled credit
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but you get by with yoojust a credit card or two, this is the time to apply for another credit card. why? it's is almost like a free insurance policy. if your limits are reduced or your accounts closed, you will protect your precious credit score. do it now. i'm clark howard for more ways to protect yourself go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> get more great consumer advice from clark howard saturday and sunday noon and 4:00 eastern. he is going to help you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. well, he was police commissioner when new york was attacked september 11th, today bernard kerik pleaded guilty to lying to the white house and lying about his taxes. he was praised for leadership after the terror attacks and was nominated for the homeland
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security post in 2004. under his plea deal he could get 2 1/2 years behind bars. some florida inmates are getting props for saving a prison guard attacked by a inmate. there is the inmate attacking the guard. other inmates jumped in to help the deputy. one of the men used the guard's radio to call for backup. >> it's hard to point your finger at what provoked this but it was fast and it was violent. he struck him in the face and he proceeded to lock into what is referred to a rear naked choke. it is used in ground fighting and in martial arts. it cuts off the blood supply. these inmates likely saved deputy moon's life. >> the guard was not seriously hurt. his alleged attacker was locked up on drug charges. japan has been the home of baseball fans.
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last night's world series game revved up nonfans, too. what got the japanese so excited about this year's world series. can you guess? c
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a missing baby's ordeal is over at last. why the recovery of that 7-month-old girl made grown men cry. the power of prayer. ted haggard says he is a big believer. a deputy sheriff is flung to the floor and surrounded by inmates. we will show you how that violent confrontation went down and australian expected ending. i'm chuck roberts. a 7-month-old baby girl named shannon is safe and in protective custody. shannon dedrick was found in a box under her babysitter's bed. authorities are planning to charge the babysitter, her
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husband and the baby's own mother in the disappearance. at an emotional news conference the county sheriff talked about finding little shannon alive. >> the search of the baker's residence began at 8:00 p.m. which included a canine search and rescue team. at approximately 9.55 p.m. shannon dedrick was found in a two by three foot cedar chest underneath a bed. understand, under the bed was the box shoved in the back and a lot of material in front of it to deceive anyone who was looking. this box had a lid on it and had a -- on it. she was in the box -- excuse me. she was in the box for almost 12 hours. >> all she had was a blanket and
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a box of baking soda to hide the odor because she had soiled her diaper. so far authorities aren't talking about the mother's role in this. the babysitter was questioned in the case of a child who went missing in 1987. in cleveland the body count increases in the house of horrors. police have recovered 11 bodies, in the living room crawl spaces and back yard graves. they plan to tear apart interior walls as they search for more evidence or more bodies. a chainlink fence is a makeshift memorial with stuffed animals and flyers of 13 men and women who disappeared. relatives are asking how the gruesome scene went without noticed. sowell was held without bond on five counts of aggravated murder. 52-year-old tonya carmichael has been missing almost exactly one year.
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police say she has marks that showed she was strangled. women with criminal records or drug or alcohol problems or lived or hung out near his home. carmichael's daughter shared some of her memories last night. >> i'm looking at these pictures of your mom and she has the most beautiful smile. tell me something about her. what were her joys in life? what was she like? >> well, as you can see from the photographs, she had a gorgeous smile. thank you for the compliment on that. she loved her family. she loved holidays and vacations. she loved to cook and prepare meals thanksgiving and christmas. she loved seafood. she loved trips to vegas. she just loved her family. >> don't miss the breaking news tonight. police search for more victims. nancy talks to tonia
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carmichael's daughter again and the victim's mother barbara. "nancy grace" 8:00 and 10:00 eastern. north of kansas city four people are under arrest for their role in the apparent kidnapping and death of a 23-year-old woman. witnesses saw three men assault carol thomas last night and forced her into the trunk of a car. >> we have a bunch of little kids around here, you know, and to see somebody get kidnapped and get beat down like that, it's just not right. >> police found the car used in the abduction. it had been torched. they have also discovered a body which has yet to be positively identified. he was the new york city police commissioner when 9/11 occurred and today bernard kerik pleaded guilt for lying to the white house and lying on his taxes. he was eventually nominated as homeland security secretary in 2004 but during the vetting
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process he lied to the white house. under his plea deal he could get 2 1/2 years behind bars. the house majority leader steny hoyer is predicting the house will pass health care legislation saturday. house leaders will have the 218 votes they need to approve this sweeping reform measure. a couple of sticking points, language on abortion and illegal immigrants. steny hoyer says it will be tight but not a squeaker. health care is getting a boost by aarp endorsing the plan which includes a government-run insurance program. president obama thanked the organization for getting behind it and hailed the ama's approval, the american medical association has given its okay. the president will be on capitol hill to lobby for the bill. two more democrats in the house when health care comes up for the vote the winners of the tuesday's special elections in new york and california. m people who oppose health
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care reform gathered outside the capitol. the rally organized by the t.e.a. party groups. michele bachmann dubbed it a house call. she invited t.e.a. party members they oppose health care reform. hurricane ida is downgraded to a tropical storm but making people miserable in nicaragua. people are preparing for 20 or 30 inches of rain. it brushed past cancun monday. it comes late in the hurricane season that ends on the 30th of november. the holidays are about tradition and spending, but with the economy the way it is, a lot of us have to cut back. how are you talking to your kids about your financial situation? we're going to hear some of your stories.
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representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill extending benefits for unemployed people for another 16 weeks. the tax credit for first time home buyers is being extended. and people who owned their home five years will get a $6,500 tax credit to buy a new home. the president is expected to quickly sign it into law. >> i absolutely agree. >> lots of people have to cut back on spending over the holidays and in general because of the economy. how are you handling this in your family? are you telling your kids richelle carey is back. what prompted this? >> people on facebook talking about having a tough time. people grad to hear unemployment benefits are being extended. they said i want to know what oh
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people are handling it. what are you doing to make ends meet? how are you talking to your kids. half of american kids will live in households that will get food stamps before the age of 20. do you need to be honest with your kids? how honest is too honest? the overwhelming majority of people say, yes, be honest. some people say, no, let them be kids. they don't need to know. for some people there is a whole new normal. we sent a producer out to the street to ask people how they are handling this. >> this whole financial downfall of the economy and everything has really done a good thing where it has taken us back to the basics. i think it is a good lesson where kids are learning how to do what is important, what matters most, relationships and working hard on the value of the
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dollar. >> cheryl has been holding on the phone from arkansas. cheryl, my producer tells me you believe in brutal honesty when it comes to the kids. what have you been telling your kids? >> caller: we are on the second set of kids. our original set are grown. they are on their own. we have been raising our grandchildren since they were the and 3 and they are 18 and 19. they have learning disabilities, hence the reason we have them. we sat them down and said, you have never lived without money. we have no money. we are struggling. we lost two businesses. we are in rural arkansas. we had to shut down two businesses and i am now working two jobs. i start at 12 noon and i get off at 3:30 a.m. >> there is no way to hide this
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from the grandkids if you wanted to. you have to tell them something. >> what we told her was we can't do anymore frivolous gifts. for your birthday you will get tires for your truck. >> do they understand? >> caller: oh, yeah. just great. it's wonderful. thank goodness she got a 100% scholarship so college is taken care of. we just said you've never lived without money but now you are. >> okay. and maybe she appreciates how honest you are being. i know they appreciate how hard you are working. cheryll, thank you. good for her on that scholarship. a lot of facebook comments. this is what tina said. tina writes a lot on the page. she says i was laid off in september of last year with five children ages 3 to 18. it has been rough. our discussions are age
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appropriate. our 18-year-old is more aware of money issues than the 14-year-old. the youngest three are never told anything but to respect everything that is purchased. jennifer wrote i don't know what to tell my 4-year-old. her father and i can't find jobs. our savings is going fast. i can no longer buy my daughter things she wants. also i wanted to tell you about this. earlier we talked to a young woman who was talking about how she could not get toys for her daughter. her name was tammy. she called in last hour. people responded to that. tina in bakersfield, california, and justine in hot springs, south dakota called because they wanted to help. christa reached out for assistance and yes, we put everyone in touch with her. hopefully there is going to be a great ending there. a lot of people are in that situation. they are looking ahead to christmas, looking day-to-day how they are going to make ends
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meet and what do i need to tell my kids. we want to hear your views n. this economy, how do you explain to your kids that things were not like they were before? we don't have the money we used to? we don't know when things will get better. call us 1-877-tell-hln and e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. if you are on facebook or text us, text your comment and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. people reached out to tammy and her daughter and going to figure out a way to get her some toys. a sex tape of former miss california usa carrie prejean led to is a settlement with the pageant. tmz says it got the home video
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in the summer but considered it too racy to post on its site. prejean was alone on the tape. prejean's lawyer said the settlement was confidential and can't discuss it. remember ted haggard? the colorado springs evangelist? he was dismissed after a cash for gay scandal. he said he is holding a prayer meeting at his home and it will feature music and offering and he will give a talk. sex addiction got joy behar all riled up. dr. drew pinsky was on the panel as well as one of the stars of his new show on treating sex addiction. >> on your show you have eight good looking sex addicts living together. now isn't that a recipe for disaster? >> no. well, maybe in the joy behar sex rehab program, but mine is a professional environment. like keeping a bunch of drug
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addicts together. >> drug addicts is different because there are no drugs around. people are there. >> we really wanted it. >> you really wanted what? >> i really wanted sexual sobriety. a lot of those people were desperate. >> joy has an exclusive with actress brett butler. remember her? she will talk about her abusive relationship. japan has long been the home of rabid baseball fans but last night's world series game six revved up nonfans, too. why they got so excited about the world series.
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we have a story just in from athens, georgia, the university of georgia police are searching for an armed and dangerous subject spotted at the rear of the uga golf course. there is the alert everyone on campus and off campus in athens, a city of 150,000 are supposed to be looking at. the suspect is a black man
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wearing camo, camouflage jacket and blue jeans. the man is a murder suspect who fled a shooting scene on campus -- i'm sorry. the shooting did not occur on campus but the search is on campus. call 911 if you see anything suspicious. this is at the university of georgia campus in athens. a teenager confessed to killing a child and putting him in a dryer admitted he molested the child. the boy molested the child and he panicked when the child threatened to tell. he drowned him in a bathtub. the victim's family is having a tough time coping. >> with things as horrible as that you have to rely on things of a higher nature. >> the child's family and friends held a vigil tuesday
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night. castro is charged as an adult. his family describes him as a good boy who has never been in trouble. >> translator: to begin with, i was happy to be able to hit and contribute to the team's win. more than that just us as a team winning the championship, by far, that is a such a great feeling. i guess you can say this is the best moment of my life right now. >> hideki matsui named the world series mvp after his one-man show that won game six. the deciding game in the bronx. the bombers beat the philadelphia phillies 7-3 to win their 27th world series crown. fans in japan were watching as matsui became the first japanese baseball player to win the mvp for the series. for that series, godzilla, as he is known, had a batting average of .615, three home runs, eight rbis including six last night.
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what a show. if a credit card company has reduced your credit limit or closed your card abruptly, clark howard says now may be the time to give yourself some credit. >> seems not a day goes by i don't hear from somebody who had their credit limit cut on a credit card or their credit card closed without notice. and here's the crazy thing. huge percent of the people having their lines cut or accounts closed are people who've never missed a payment, have great credit scores but as a result of the limits being reduced or the accounts being closed your credit standing, your credit score goes down. here's what you need to do. if you are someone who has been a good payer, you've been good about how you've handled credit but you get by with just a credit card or two, this is a time, you are not going to believe it, i want you to apply
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for another credit card or two from someone else. why? it is almost like a free insurance policy if your limits are reduced or your accounts closed you will protect your precious credit score. do it now. i'm clark howard.
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breaking news out of ft. hood in central texas. there are reports of multiple deaths and many injuries in a shooting spree at the base, according to a ft. hood spokesman. at least seven people are dead and 20 others are wounded according to affiliate kxxv. one person is in cuffstody. the pentagon is telling cnn the shootings took place at two locations at ft. hood. one being a soldier processing station where the soldiers are processed to go off base and on to an off base. they don't know the other location. we don't know it yet. we can tell you that all
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available ems units in the killeen, texas, area have been dispatched. effective immediately ft. hood is closed. there are many entrances to the base. that being one of the entrances. it is closed for the time being. they are executing a 100% accountability of all personnel. this is file video. that is not current video. that is something recorded earlier. a shooting at ft. hood, texas, halfway between dallas and austin. seven people dead perhaps two locations, 20 people wounded. it is not clear all or some were civilians. we will continue to pursue all new developments from that story. let's move on to this story. a 7-month-old baby girl missing for five days in the panhandle of florida is safe. shannon dedrick was found in a box under her babysitter's bed.
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the authorities are charging the babysitter, her husband and the baby's own mother. at an emotional news conference the washington investigator talked about it. >> the search includes a canine search and rescue team. at approximately 9:55 p.m. shannon dedrick was found in a two by three cedar chest underneath the bed. understand, under the bed was the box shoved in the back and a lot of material in front of it to deceive anyone who was looking. this box had a lid on it and had a clasp on it. she was in the box from -- excuse me. she was in the box for almost 12 hours. in a closed box.
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shannon was immediately taken to the northwest florida community hospital in chipley where she was examined by the local doctor. shannon is currently located at the hospital and we understand she is in good condition. >> can you describe the relief you felt or the team felt? >> i don't know if i can go through that again. we went to the hospital flying to the hospital. once we got to the hospital we called our wives, five or six of us called our wives early this morning to let them know that we had found the child. there's a lot of grown men crying. shedding tears. >> was there air to the box? >> my understanding is she could
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get air. >> where was the child between halloween and you said in the box? >> we are still going through that at this time. we'll wind up those loose end details. >> do you know whether she ate? >> my understanding is she had been fed, she is in good condition. excuse me. that she was -- she was placed in this box as a hiding mechanism. if she thought we were coming and at any time she would place the child in the box, put her back up under the bed and put these items in front as a disguise. there was no bottle in the box. what we found in the box, she was wrapped with some items and baking powder to cover the scent of the dirty diaper. >> police say the babysitter's 3-year-old stepson went missing in 1987 and investigators
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considered her and her husband suspects but were never indicted. the body count increases in cleveland in the so-called house of horrors. in the living room crawl space and in the back yard graves. they have just begun tearing about the interior walls as they search for more evidence. a chainlink fence is a makeshift memorial with stuffed animals and flyers and pictures of 13 men and women who vanished without a trace. relatives of the victims are asking how the gruesome scene without notice. one victim has been i.d.ed tonia carmichael has been missing almost exactly a year. she was buried in the back yard and had marks indicating she has been strangled. she fit the profile sowell targeted women with criminal records or drug or alcohol problems who lived or hung out
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near his home. on "nancy grace" carmichael's daughter shared some of her memories. >> i'm looking at pictures of your mom and she has the most beautiful smile. donnita, tell me something about her. what were her joys in life? what was she like? >> well, as you can see from the photographs she had a gorgeous smile. thank you for the compliment on that. she loved her family. she loved holidays and vacations. she loved to cook and prepare meals. thanksgiving and christmas. she loved seafood. she loved trips to vegas. she just loved her family. >> don't miss the breaking news tonight as police search for more victims in cleveland. nancy talks to tonia carmichael's victim and the victim's mom barbara carmichael. nancy grace is all over this case tonight 8:00 and 10:00 eastern.
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just north of kansas city police say four people are under arrest for the kidnapping and death of a 23-year-old woman. three witnesses saw three men assault carol thomas around 9:00 last night, forced her in the trunk of a car. >> we have a bunch of little kids around here and to see somebody get kidnapped and get beat down it's just not right. >> police found the car used in the abduction set on fire. they discovered a body that has yet to be positively identified. apparently it does resemble the missing young woman. he was new york's police commissioner when 9/11 occurred. today bernard kerik pleaded guilty for lying to the white house and lying on his taxes. he was nominated as homeland security secretary in 2004. during the vetting process he lied to the white house. prosecutors are recommending 27 to 33 months behind bars.
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the judge warned kerik he isn't bound by a plea deal. he could sentence him to longer. majority leader steny hoyer is predicting the house will pass historic health care legislation saturday. house leaders will have the 218 votes they need. a couple of sticking votes remain, language involving abortion and illegal immigrants. hoyer admits the vote can be tight but not a squeaker. the ama, the american medical association endorsed the house democrats health care reform bill saying it is not a perfect representation of our views but close enough. the aarp has endorsed it. president obama says the backing of those two influential groups is a good indicator the bill is a step in the right direction. >> i'm extraordinarily pleased and grateful to learn that the aarp and the american medical association are both supporting the health insurance reform bill that will soon come to a vote in the house of representatives.
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when it comes to the aarp, this is no small endorsement. for more than 50 years, they have been a leader in the fight to reduce the costs of health care and expand coverage for our senior citizens. they are a nonpartisan organization and their board made their decision to endorse only after a careful, intensive, objective scrutiny of this bill. >> the aarp has an estimated 40 million members over age 50. people who oppose health care reform gathered outside the capitol. republican leaders addressed the throng organized by the t.e.a. party anti-tax groups. michele bachmann spearheaded the rally which she called a house call. last week she publicly invited t.e.a. party members to swarm the capitol building to oppose the health care reform bill. breaking news out of ft. hood texas, a mass shooting
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occurred. there is one gunman in custody. that is not clear if that is the only gunman involved in the case. that is the latest we have. we are not clear on a motive. we are not clear where on base. all right. we have new information coming in. we will bring it to you after this.
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welcome back. our lead story. the breaking news out of ft. hood, texas, near killeen, texas. multiple deaths from a shooting spree that occurred on base. multiple injuries. seven people dead, perhaps 20 wounded. affiliate reports are contributing to this. a pentagon spokesman is saying 12 to 15 wounded.
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general russell honeray says it was the work of two gunmen carrying m-16s. the general says one suspect is "neutralized but the other is cornered." this information has not been confirmed. he is a very reliable source. the pentagon is telling cnn that the shootings took place at two locations on ft. hood. one is a processing center where soldiers process to go on to the base and off of the base. here is one of the entrances. all available ems units have been dispatched. ft. hood is closed. everybody is on base. there are thousands of people who work there civilian and military. they are being told to stay indoors. there are nine schools on the base. seven elementary schools and two middle schools. they are in full lockdown until they can determine there is no
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threat to anybody on that base. again, shootings took place, perhaps two gunmen one in custody and "neutralized" and the other perhaps at large. seven people dead and perhaps 20 others wounded. we will bring you more information as it comes in. i can't think of a better place to be than playing baseball in new york. this is the top. winning the championship for the new york yankees, i feel blessed. >> the yankees beat the phillies 7-3 to win the world series. they waited until they got home. yankee fans hit the streets after the team won its 27th world series. the city that never sleeps probably didn't get much last night. there will be a huge ticker tape parade tomorrow. mayor bloomberg will present the keys to the city to the entire team. our i reporters got into some of
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the fun. look at these costumes. frenzy and excitement in new york as the yankees win big. i reporter julio ortiz said the mood in times square was incredible. he took photos of marines and sailors in town from a ship that just docked. for him sharing the joy with the u.s. service men and women was icing on the cake, better than the new year's celebration and the next best thing to being at yankee stadium. he says he is a zombie at work today. he didn't get home until 2:00 in the morning. if you were there at the game, times square, up with of the celebrations. go to ireport.com and look for the upload link and it is simple to submit your stories. breaking news out of ft. hood, a mass shooting. 20 people wounded, late developments on this just ahead.
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there is a complete lockdown at one of the biggest military bases in the united states. breaking news out of killeen,
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texas, at ft. hood. reports of multiple deaths and injuries from a shooting today. at least seven people are dead. the latest reports is the number of wounded is 12 to 15 according to various affiliate reports. general russell honore tells our sister network cnn it was the work of two gunmen, both carrying m-16 rifles. general honore says one suspect is neutralized and the other is cornered. that would indicate the reason for the base lockdown. there are thousands of people civilian and military who work there. it is a sprawling installation. the pentagon is telling cnn the shootings took place at two locations, one was a processing station where soldiers process to go off post and on to the post from abroad. we don't know the other exact place. all available ems units have been dispatched.
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ft. hood is essentially closed. all organizations and units are instructed to execute 100% accountability of all personnel. they are making sure everybody is accounted for. all of the schools have been closed. there are nine of them on that base. a lot of elementary school skids go to class every weekday right there at ft. hood. we are hearing it happened at the theater conference center and the processing center. are those two different spots both of them. all right. theater conference center and the processing center are the two places where this occurred on the base at ft. hood. other breaking news. the house of representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill extending benefits for unemployed people and extends the first-time home buyers tax credit through june of next year. also the program is expanded to inclu include buyers who owned for
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five years. they get a $6,500 tax credit to buy a new home. the senate passed the 98-0. the98-nothing. the president is expected to quickly sign this into law. remember ian. he has muscular dystrophy. his insurance company was about to disallow his inhome care, a ventilator that keeps him alive until he shared his story with us. they have intrude a bill, ian's law that would require permission before canceling an entire class of insurance policies. he and. >> it's miraculous to be here on a ventilator. i have been living ventilator dependent for 18 years. that is unheard of so far in the medical profession and those i
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have encountered. >> r&b singer chris brown, during a visibly shaken interview she's embarrassed she fell in love with someone capable of such violence. shenandoahed the relationship for goods when she realized the dangerous message she was sending. she admits she went back for a time after the attack. he pleaded guilty but avoided jail time because he was supervised to five years of supervised probation and community labor, a lot of it done in virginia. that bigger than suspected droppen jobless claims is making the dow flirt with 10,000 again. it's right at the cusp. investors seem to be reassured. the dow just shy of 10,000 with about eight and a half left in the trading day. latest on breaking news out
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of ft. hood. seven people dead, perhaps 15 others wounded. late development just ahead.
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we continue to following breaking news coming to you out of ft. hood texas ex, central, texas. the army reports at least seven people are dead. seven in a mass shooting. twelve to fifteen are wounded. general russell honore is telling our sister network, cnn, that sources are telling him this was the work of two gunmen, both carrying m-16s. we don't know that these people were necessarily soldiers. they could be civilians. but clearly they were carrying m-16s according to general russell honore's sources. also a spokesperson from the post told cnn one of the shooters has been taken into
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custody. we're getting reports that another shooter has been cornered. we have not been able to confirm that information. another affiliate reporting these shooters wearing fatigues. still we are not certain these are military personnel. they are also reporting two shooters are on the loose. clearly this conflicts with other reports. we don't really have a handle on how many shooters are responsible for this. we do know at least seven people are dead. these shootings happened at two locations at ft. hood. one was a processing station where soldiers process to go off post back and forth and then to go abroad. the other location appears to be a theater conference center. just to give you an idea, ft. hood is the largest u.s. military installation in the world. it is massive. it is basically the size of a city. so we don't know the distance, rather, between the two locations where these shootings happened. the president has been notified
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of this. all available ems units have been dispatched, all of them. effective immediately ft. hood is closed. organizations, units, all conducting 100% accountability of personnel. basically know where your personnel are. atf a little from austin. basically ft. hood is between austin and waco. an hour away. clearly everyone is headed there right now to get a handle on the situation, chuck. >> all right. we should probably emphasize that's file video, not today video of the soldiers walk around there at the installation. all right. let's pursue other news because it's news and views. a seven-month-old girl missing for five days is safe and in protective custody. shannon dedrick found in a box under a bed in her babysitter's home in chipley, florida in the
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florida panhandle. they are planning to charge the babysitter and her husband and the baby's mother in the disappearance. the sheriff talked about finding little shannon alive. >> the search of the baker's residence included at 8:00 a.m. which included a search-and-rescue team. at 9:55 p.m. shannon dedrick was found in a two by three foot cedar chest underneath a bed. understand, under the bed was the box shoved in the back and a lot of material in front of it to deceive anyone who was looking. this box had a lid on it and also had -- on it. she was in the box -- excuse me. she was in the box for almost 12 hours. >> she was just able to breathe.
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authorities say that they are not going to talk about the mother's role in the disappearance but the babysitter was questioned in the case of a child that went missing more than 20 years in 1987. the body count increases in the cleveland house of horrors. police have recovered 11 bodies from anthony sowell's home in backyard. they plan to tear apart walls searching for evidence and possibly more bodies. the chain-link fence in a memorial with flyers and pictures of people who disappeared without a trace. relatives and victims are asking how the gruesome scene has gone so long unnoticed. he's held on five counts of aggravated murder. as police search for victims, they talk to the victim's mother. barbara carmichael. don't miss nancy. nancy grace 8:00 and 10:00 eastern here on hln. he was police commissioner
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when new york was attacked on 9/11, today bernard kerik pleaded guilty of lying to the white house about taxes. he was eventually nominated as homeland security secretary in 2004. it was during the vetting process that he lied to the white house. under his plea deal, kerik could get two and a half years behind bars. people who opposed the health care measure gathered outside the capital today. republican leaders addressed the rally organized by the so-called tea party anti-tax groups. minnesota representative michelle bachmann spearheaded the rally, a house call by activist. she invited tea party members to swarm the capital and oppose the health care reform bill. a mulch a, american medical association has endorsed the house democrats reform bill saying it's not a perfect representation of our views but close enough. aarp has endorsed it. the backing is a good indicator
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it's a step in the right direction. >> i'm extraordinarily pleased and grateful to learn the aarp and american medical association are supporting the health insurance reform bill that will soon come up to a vote in the house of representatives. when it comes to aarp, this is no small endorsement. for more than 50 years they have been a leader in the fight to reduce the cost of health care and expand coverage for our senior citizens. they are a nonpartisan organization and their board made their decision to endorse only after a careful, intensive, objective scrutiny of this bill. >> house democrats hope to debate and vote on the legislation on saturday. we continue to follow breaking news from texas, reports of a shooting at ft. hood and central texas. seven people dead. at least seven people confirmed dead. fifteen others wounded. army sergeant jamey poston based
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at ft. hood, we'll have more coming up, one shooter has been arrested another shooter there. we'll have more details ahead.
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follow an update on breaking news coming to you from ft. hood, texas, central, texas. the armies are reporting seven people dead, 12 to 15 wounded. we're hearing from army sergeant poston that ft. hood says more than one shooter is involved. one shooter is in custody. the army is on the lookout for a second shooter. a second shooter. general russell honore is telling our sister network cnn that his sources say it is the
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work of gunmen carrying m-16s. don't know if these two people are army personnel. we're getting reports from local affiliates that the shooters were wearing fat eagles. again, not certain they are military personnel. we have just learned the atf has sent in a little from waco and austin. ft. hood is located in between waco and austin in central texas. the pentagon is telling our sister network the shootings happened in two locations on ft. hood, which is a massive military installation, 15 square miles. it is huge. one of the locations where the shooting happened is a processing station. this is where soldiers process to go off post and go abroad. the other location appears to be a theater conference center. also all available ems units have been dispatched, all of them. that probably means surrounding communities, killeen, temple, possibly waco as well effective immediately ft. hood is closed. all units, organizations are told to account for your
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personnel, 100%. know where everybody is. the president has been told what is happening. white house staff have gathered in the white house's situation room to monitor this as well. and we will continue to monitor it. also senator kay bailey hutchison of texas has release add statement saying this. i am shocked and saddened by today's outburst of violence at ft. hood that caused seven of our service men's their lives and gravely injured others. our heart goes out to their loved ones. she goes on to say it sickens me that the men and women of ft. hood have been subjected to this senseless random violence. we'll continue to follow this and get you much more information. but we are hln so we'll update the rest of the day's news. all right. i recently asked you on my facebook page to tell me what you want to talk about. i got a lot of responses about
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the tough times you're having dealing with the economy, a lot of people are losing jobs. you don't know how to explain this to your children that times are tough. i might not have the money i had before. i might not know when things get better. half of american kids live in households that are going to get food stamps before the age of 20. 7,000 people losing unemployment benefits every day. the agencies that usually help can't keep up. what do out of work parents tell kids about changes in their lives. do you tell them anything? how do you explain the new normal? how do you get to the phone? sherry calling us from memphis. sherry, how are you dealing? >> really not too well. it's getting to the point where i pretty much lost all hope because, you know, we're in a situation to where we're not getting a christmas for our children either. i have four kids, a 12-year-old,
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10-year-old, 8-year-old and three-year-old. the older two suspect something is wrong. my son and i have medical problems. it was either get our medicine we need or pay an electric bill. and unfortunately our electric was shut off. it was put back on. but my daughter all of a sudden one night came in here with her piggy bank and handed it to me and said, here, mom. not that she overheard. we try to keep it low down. >> she just kind of knew. >> kids nor are smarter. they know what's going on because of the news. kids are watching news more and more. they know when mommy and daddy are in financial trouble. >> let me ask you that, since kids do know and kids are smarter and more in touch with things that are going on, do you think that parents have to find maybe the right level of honesty, the age appropriateness to try to explain some things? i'm not a parent, not telling you what to do. i know that's hard. is that maybe the approach parents have to take? >> i do think so. i think you have to approach on
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an age level to where they can understand. my three-year-old, four-year-old, not so much. my 12-year-old, he knows you can't just go out and spend $100 on a pair of shoes even though somebody else might be able to. and they do realize that there might not be christmas this year. i've explained to my 12-year-old, we're not in the financial position to do it. and it does -- it breaks your heart as a parent to know you have to look at your kids and know that, you know, when you were younger, you know, you didn't have these sort of problems growing up. some people did, but i didn't. and my husband is in the army national guard and he was hurt. the best job he could get when he came back was working at a fast-food restaurant. >> i know. sherri, sounds like you're
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having a tough time. sounds like you certainly love your family and you have that child that came in there with your piggy bank. you've got really, really compassionate children. thank you for your phone call. i appreciate it. a call from wisconsin. ellen, we're about out of time but we want to know. how do you hang in there in what do you tell the kids? >> i've adopted a tradition that allows the children to not have to have that shot into that's going on now. i don't buy christmas presidents. i wrap my walls with christmas presents. we put candy on the walls. we have little candies and dollar store toys and the kids play with those. then we take down all the walls. it's kind of like a tradition. we spend it as a family as they are supposed to be. >> not focused on things. >> the child gets a gift certificate. the day after christmas they get
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to go on a scavenger hunt and shop sales. >> i think this year people will have to come up with new traditions. they might find out they like them better than old ones. ellen, thank you so much. we'd like to hear your views in this tough economy. how do you explain to your kids in this tough economy. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln or comment on my facebook or text the words views, comments and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. all right. we're still following the breaking news coming from texas. reports of this shooting at ft. hood. at least seven people confirmed dead. fifteen others wounded. waiting to get pictures from the scene. we'll bring them to you just as soon as we get them. we are working furiously to get you more details. don't go anywhere. blane
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we're still gathering information on the breaking news coming to you from ft. hood,
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texas, where a mass shooting has killed at least seven people. more than a dozen people are injured. we're getting information from an army sergeant major based at ft. hood jamey poston saying more than one shooter was involved. we've been able to confirm that. at least one shooter is in custody. but the army is on the lookout for at least one more shooter. the entire post is locked down. the entire post. that means the schools as well. there are schools on this post. it is the largest u.s. military installation in the world. there's elementary schools, middle schools on here. families live here. both the atf and fbi have said a little to ft. hood, we don't know at this time if shooters are military personnel. we don't know if the victims were military personnel. the pentagon is telling our sister network the shootings happened at two locations at ft. hood. one, a processing station where
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soldiers process to go off post and onto post from abroad. the other location appears to be a theater conference center. and i've gotten some more information on the size of ft. hood. i misspoke earlier. it is massive. right in central texas near killeen. it's 340 square miles. we don't know how far the distance is between the two locations where we believe this shooting happened. it's the size of a major city, to be quite honest. it's huge. we're trying to get you as much information on this shooting as possible. we can tell you at least seven people have been killed. stocks today surged thanks to encouraging news on the jobs front. it was quite a day. alison at the news desk wrapping up a trading day. we're triple digits plus. >> exactly, chuck. hi to you. investors were cheering the job numbers as well as upbeat news from the retail sector.
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new claims for jobless benefits drop 20,000 last week to 512,000. that's the lowest level in 12 months. it gives us fresh evidence that companies are scaling back on layoffs as the economy begins to heal. also giving stocks a boost were early sales numbers showing consumers are beginning to shop again. at the close take a look at the numbers, industrials up, nasdaq up and broader s&p 500 tapped on 2%. not a bad day, chuck. >> not bad at all. 203 and we're well over -- we're barely over 10,000. of course that's a psychological boost to a lot of investors and a lot of americans in general. alison, good to see you. >> thanks. >> latest on the shootings at ft. hood. seven dead, 12 to 15 wounded a lot of new developments coming in. we'll bring them to you next.
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horrible news out of texas. a deadly rampage at ft. hood. an army post right in between waco and austin. a massive post, one of the largest u.s. military installations in the world. we've got some information from the pentagon. they are reporting nine deaths, five of those civilian, up to 30 people wounded. rescue crews obviously have been sent to ft. hood to try to handle this situation. this all happened at 1:30 central time inside the soldier readiness processing center. this is where soldiers prepare to deploy. senator kay bailey hutchison of
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texas has been passing along some information. she's been saying personnel from the post told her the shooters, we believe at least two shooters, were wearing uniforms. but that does not necessarily mean these shooters are military personnel. not necessarily. again, at least two shooters. a spokesperson from ft. hood said that one is captured. we believe according to the information most recently from kay bailey hutchison that a second shooter has actually been shot. that is the information we're work ongoing that senator hutchison passed onto to our sister network. we know the president, barack obama has been told about what is going on. white house staff is gathered in the situation room to get a handle on what's going on. >> it's also clear from affiliates, it could be timed to a 2:00 p.m. graduation ceremony that would have taken place next to -- according to this source -- next to that very building. it's a personnel and medical processing center, which would
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be the place where those returning from deployment or heading out on deployment overseas or elsewhere would be processed. they would get through medical checks, paperwork done there. there have been lots and lots of stories recently about battle stress or repeated deployments. the stress that that's putting on active duty military personnel, whether that's at play here, we don't know. but again, multiple gunmen and now, as richelle just talked about, confirmed nine dead in the shooting spree that occurred just before the 2:00 p.m. graduation around 1:30 central standard time at the sprawling installation, ft. hood, texas, at killeen, texas. >> retired army general russ honore told us the guns involved were m-16. >> standard issue for every soldier. >> not certain these are military personnel. when you put together that they had those particular weapons,
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what they were wearing, you can start to connect the dots. that doesn't necessarily mean that. pass on to you governor rick perry of texas is going to be having an update on this at 4:00 p.m. local time, 5:00 in the east. we will get you that just as soon as we can as well to get you more information on this shooting. just in the past few minutes even the numbers have changed from seven to nine. that is the latest. nine people dead in ft. hood, texas. let's continue with the rest of the day's news. north of kansas city in excelsior springs, four people under arrest for their role in the kidnapping and death of a 23-year-old woman. witnesses say they saw three men assault carol thomas on a street around 9:00 central last night and forced her into the trunk of a car. >> we have a bunch of little kids around here. to see someone kidnapped and
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beaten down, it's just not right. >> the car had been torched. they discovered a body. it has yet to be positively identified. a seven-month-old girl missing five days is safe and in protective custody. shannon dedrick was found in a small cedar box, two feet by three feet in size under a bed in her babysitter's home in chipley, florida, in the panhandle. in an emotional news conference the sheriff talked about finding the baby girl alive. >> the search of the bakers' residents again at 8:00 a.m. with a search-and-rescue team. at 9:55 p.m. shannon dedrick was found in a two by three foot cedar chest underneath the bed. underneath the bed, the box shoved in the back and a lot of material in front of it to deceive anyone who was looking. this box had a lid on it.
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also had a clasp on it. she was in the box -- excuse me. she was in the box for almost 12 hours. >> how she survived as well as she did, who knows. authorities believe the aunt, who is also the sitter, met last friday and asked if she could permanently take custody of the girl. the mother apparently handed over shannon. both women face several felony misdemeanor charges. the body count increases in cleveland in the so-called house of horrors. police recovered 11 bodies from anthony sowell's home in living room, crawl spaces and backyard graves. they plan to tear apart interior walls to search for evidence, possibly more bodies. there's a chain-link fence not far from the home. it's now a makeshift memorial with stuffed animals and flyers of pictures with 13 men and women who have gone missing without a trace. the coroner's office has
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identified two of the victims. relatives of the presumed victims have asked how the gruesome scene went so long unnoticed. sowell was ordered held without bond on five counts of aggravated murder. the ama, american medical association endorsed the house democrats health care reform bill saying it's not a perfect representation of our views but it's close enough. the aarp also endorsed it. president obama said the backing of the two influential groups is a good indicator. this bill is a step in the right direction. i'm extraordinarily grateful to learn that the aarp and the american medical association are both supporting the health insurance reform bill that will soon come up to a vote in the house of representatives. when it comes to the aarp, this is no small endorsement. for more than 50 years, they have been a leader in the fight to reduce the costs of health care and expand coverage for our senior citizens. they are a nonpartisan organization and their board
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made their decision to endorse only after a careful, intensive, objective scrutiny of this bill. >> house democrats hope to debate and vote on the legislation on saturday. people who oppose the health care measure are voicing that across from the capital outside. republican leaders addressed the rally organized by tea party anti-tax groups. michelle bachmann spearheaded the protest. she requested they swarm the capital and tell lawmakers they oppose the bill. the house overwhelmingly passed the bill extending benefits for unemployed people another 14 weeks. the bill extends firstime home buyers' tax credit for another year. it was to expire this year. the program is expanded. it will now include buyers who have earned their current home for five years or more. they would get $6500 tax credit
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to buy a new home. the senate passed the bill 98 to nothing and the president is expected to quickly sign it into law. recently asked viewers on my hln facebook page to tell me what issues they wanted to discuss. i got a lot of responses to people who brought up, how do i talk to my kids about the economy that we're dealing with right now and how tough of a time i'm having, we don't have as much money as we used to. half of american kids will live in households with food stamps before the age of 20. wow, think about that agencies can't keep up with the requests for health with 7,000 unemployed workers running out of benefits every day. so what do out of work parents tell their kids about how things are changing for them? we've been asking and got a lot of comments. let me share facebook comments. one in particular i want to share with you. caress, she's been watching and
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reading every day. it is very important that we as parents show our children life doesn't stop because money is tight and the quality of our life is not just based on the money we have. mandy says this, i don't agree with letting children know about any financial problems. i think kids have enough to worry about these days and money shouldn't be added to that. there's kind of been this debate on the page. some say complete honesty, mandy says they don't need to know anything. amber says, we almost lost our house. instead of a sunday drive, we would go for a walk to save gas. we went to the park all the time and they loved it. thanks to everyone who commented on this. i know we asked personal stuff. you came up with great suggestion and maybe made some friends and had good ideas. we appreciate it. >> interactive in the best sense. all right. following breaking news, central texas near killeen, nine people now dead and many more wounded after a mass shooting at ft. hood, texas. right back with the latest.
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back to breaking news coming from ft. hood, texas, mass shooting. at least nine people have been killed, some of them civilians. the number of injured could be as high as 30. we are hearing from several sources including a spokesperson at the post that two shooters were apparently involved. we do not know if these shooters were military personnel. we do believe they were wearing military uniforms. again, that does not necessarily mean they were military personnel. still working to get that information. kay bailey hutchison of texas told cnn a while ago one of the shooters was shot by military
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police, shot by the mps, is in custody. but a second shooter, they are still trying to find. the entire post, all 350 square miles of it, locked down. nobody can get on or off that post. that includes the schools on post. this affects a lot of people. this is a huge area. the atf, fbi sent a little to ft. hood. the pentagon is telling our sister network cnn there were shootings at two locations on post. one was a processing station where soldiers process to go off the post and onto the post, back and forth, to go abroad. the other location is a theater conference center. the president is aware of this. they are gathered in the situation room at the white house to monitor the latest. we will bring you the very latest. we're also getting word there does not appear to be any suspicion of terrorism at this time. all right. let's pursue other stories today
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making headlines. nearly everyone has some type of canned food in their pantry. that could be hazardous to your health because of a chemical commonly known as pba. they are finding high levels of bpa. used in packaging. there are ways to limit exposure, try eating fresh or porcelain and use glass, steel or porcelain containers. they touted products bpa free high pressure some. oprah will reportedly move to oprah winfrey network on cable which will replace discovery health chabl. that will shock industry insiders. many expected her to continue her show because of the huge cash licensing fees local stations pay her. a spokesperson from harpo
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productions said no decision has been made but will be by the end of the year. latest at ft. hood, texas, up to nine people dead in a mass shooting. we know there's one gunman in custody. is somebody else at large? we're following that story. bring you the latest.
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all right. breaking news on this deadly rampage at ft. hood in central texas, home to the first. i got information as we came back. the latest is now 12 people have been killed at ft. hood. twelve. still some confusion over how many people were wounded. at least 30 were wounded. let me be clear, of the 12 people that were killed, one of those is the gunman. are we clear that there were one or two gunmen? i'm checking with my producer right now. all right. there are three gunmen. that's what we're up to now, three gunmen. one of the gunmen is one of the 12 people that were killed and two gunmen in custody.
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that is the very latest information literally up to the moment, literally. so let me be clear. twelve people have lost their lives. one, the gunmen. two gunmen in custody. we are not sure everything is under control on the post right now. they are not sure. they are still trying to assess the situation. this the home to the first cav. >> looks like richelle according to colonel benton danner, the public affairs officer at ft. hood that the other two suspected gunmen are in custody. so again, one of the 12 as you said is the gunman. twelve people killed today. according to the pao, officer responsible for public information at ft. hood, the other two suspected gunmen are in custody. >> clearly with the situation still being influx, this entire post is on lockdown. that includes the schools. that includes the children. and this is a massive area, mike. it's the size of a city.
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it bumps up against killeen, texas. this is a city, a massive undertaking. we've got people from waco, austin, to converge on the city of ft. hood to get the city under control. it's not settled. >> you gave us the latest information. we're going to continue to follow this on prime news at the top of the hour. numbers stunning, 12 dead. one of the gunmen. three againmen in all. one dead, two in custody. that's where it stands now. we'll continue to follow this for you. we're going to look at other stories as well. one of those stories good news, seven-month-old baby baby shannon found alive but found in a cedar trunk taken by the babysitter. her mother has also been charged. we're going to sift through this one. yessers we're thankful the little one is okay. the people in her life, a lot of questions there. take phone calls 1-877-tell-hln is the number. here is another story we're
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reinvesting. remember the chimpanzee attack, travis, in connecticut, poor woman suffered brutal injuries. lost her hands, her face was attacked. her hospital. her family is suing the state environmental protection agency their contention the state new travis, the chimp, was a ticking time bomb. we'll cover that for you, as well but first and foremost update you on ft. hood. >> something that's going to happen during "prime news," the governor of texas has moved his briefing to 5:30 during "prime news" so he'll have the latest what is happening with this shooting, as well. >> from that to the 5:30 briefing and we'll hit this on a human level as well and try and find out as soon as we can who are the victims who lost their lives. >> absolutely. >> thanks, guys. >> rihanna speaking out for the first time since being battered by her boyfriend in february. during an abc interview, a visibly shaken rihanna says she
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is embarrassed at falling in love with someone with such violence. >> i'm a human being and people put me on a very unrealistic pedestal. all these expectations, i'm not perfect. also, it's pretty natural for that to be the first reaction. it's completely normal to -- you start lying to yourself. the minute the physical wounds go away, you want this thing to go away. this is a memory you don't want to have ever again. >> in june brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend. the latest on the breaking news out of ft. hood, a dozen people dead including one of three shooters at that huge army post about halfway between dallas and austin, closer to austin. through againmen one apparently dead, two in custody.
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awful situation perhaps 15 or 20 are wounded today. the motive? still unclear. the base lockdown, if it isn't already over, may be over soon, actually, the post, i should say. latest on this from ft. hood just ahead.
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